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To Recover from Lightning, Etc.

by JOHN POCH






           1. ABC the room.

           2. Tie string to a small piece of singed wood and swing it in circles above the head.*

           3. List in some sensible order the sound toast makes.

           4. Behold the bedhead of deconstruction. Twice. And then be done with it.

           5. Keep keeping on.

           6. Try to remember the obscurest trees and voices in adjoining hotel rooms.

           7. Heat the iron skillet of faithfulness.

           8. Say appliances.

           9. Be no longer completely bored by kaleidoscopes.

           10. Name the bolt. Something comical like Bump or Tighter.

           11. Compare your hands, palms up.

           *Try not to harm yourself further.





A Comic History of Bullets
>>To Recover from Lightning, Etc.









John Poch's most recent book of poems is Two Men Fighting with a Knife. He is the editor of 32 Poems Magazine.




copyright © 2008, John Poch














      CONTENTS

     

      FICTION


      —Pigment
PAUL ABBAMONDI

      —Mystic Tryst
DANIEL BRAUM

      —Fly
BECCA DE LA ROSA

      —Chimaera Constant
ROB HUNTER

      —The Baby is Safe
MARC LOWE

      —The Fisherman's Child
CAT RAMBO

     

      NOVELLA


      —Faith, Hidden in the Hands of the Blind
MARK TEPPO

     

      POETRY


      —My Suicide
MATT MULLINS

      —A Comic History of Bullets
JOHN POCH

      —To Recover from Lightning, Etc.
JOHN POCH

     

      EXPERIMENTAL
      WORDFORMS


      —Geographical Curiosities
A. ROSS ECKLER

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